It’s hard for us to imagine a time when the Bible wasn’t widely and inexpensively available in one’s own language. As such, we need to stretch our imagination to fully comprehend what a ground-breaking, culture-changing feat it was when Martin Luther produced a new translation of the Bible into everyday German.

Download a free five-page study guide for “500 years of God’s word in common language: the true story of Martin Luther’s ‘September Testament,’” which appeared in the October 2022 print issue of Living Lutheran. Access the guide by clicking on “Download Now” in the “Study Guide” box to the right.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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